FRANCIS E. PIPAK, JR. is a partner with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP and Chair of the firm’s Risk Management & Workers' Compensation Practice Group, with expertise... more
FRANCIS E. PIPAK, JR. is a partner with Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP and Chair of the firm’s Risk Management & Workers' Compensation Practice Group, with expertise in the areas of employer liability and risk management issues. Mr. Pipak is listed in Best Lawyers in America and in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. His practice focuses on State Workers’ Compensation, State Occu... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.